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Interview help!

(12 Posts)
Lagoonablue Sun 28-Jun-15 22:07:26

I have a job interview on Thursday and looks like it will be a very hot day here. I was going to wear my only suit which is a black skirt and jacket with a plain white top . However can I go without tights? Or should i wear sheer tights even though will be hot. Or should I wear some smart black trousers and s sharp shirt, no jacket? Will be cooler.

Or new outfit? What though?

It is a job in a college, teaching adults.

cheapskatemum Sun 28-Jun-15 22:32:12

Wouldn't the black skirt with a sharp shirt & no tights be cooler than black trousers? I was going to say ditch the skirt suit jacket, but black skirt with white shirt just screams waitress, which is not the job you're going for.

Lagoonablue Mon 29-Jun-15 02:48:37

Thanks. Just not sure about the no tights thing. I will have a look at tops which aren't white.

PurpleDaisies Mon 29-Jun-15 02:59:21

I definitely wouldn't go no tights to an interview. I'm in education too. Maybe that's just me being uptight but every woman I've seen on an interview panel had been wearing tights.

I'd wear the trousers and shirt if that's cooler. Or wear the skirt suit with the jacket into the room and take it off if it is really hot? If the panel are all wearing full suits and they have decent air con you have the option to keep the jacket on.

If you're buying, what about a smart dress with a slightly swingy skirt and a light cardi over the top? Nude 10 denier tights are pretty cool. That's what I wore to my Pgce interview and I got a place (they are really desperate for physics teachers though!).

yakari Mon 29-Jun-15 03:03:20

I think you can do the no tights but I think it depends on the shoes - do they hurt without tights ? The skirt will look fine but some shoes just look odd with bare legs (obviously thats just IMO!)
I would carry a pair in my bag in case you have a panic as you arrive - just nip into the toilets there (or a near by coffee shop) and put them on. M&S do some 7 denier cooling ones that are great.
I would also ditch the jacket and look for a non white top.

OsloGin Mon 29-Jun-15 03:20:10

If you're buying I'd agree that a dress could be better. Might be cooler!

Lagoonablue Mon 29-Jun-15 03:33:15

Aargh don't know what to do!

I don't think no tights will be good either if I'm honest. Veering towards a shirt with smart trousers look. Can't afford a dress though unfortunately. Might buy the tights anyway and decide on the day!

Thanks. I am up in the middle of the night thinking about this! Ridiculous. Probably won't get the job anyway!

PurpleDaisies Mon 29-Jun-15 03:38:28

As long as you look vaguely professional, what you say will be much more important than what you're wearing. I know that doesn't help with 330am insomnia nerves! Really good luck with the interview.

MyFriendsCallMeOh Mon 29-Jun-15 03:38:56

I would do shirt with smart trousers, I don't like having bare legs in the workplace, doesn't seem formal enough imho but that's probably just me....

MyFriendsCallMeOh Mon 29-Jun-15 03:39:15

And best of luck!

Lagoonablue Mon 29-Jun-15 04:15:49

Thanks everyone. Off to bed now. I think the trousers shirt combo is the one. Just feels less corporate but still smart. Will decide on the day though but due to be very hot!

Wishful80sMontage Mon 29-Jun-15 04:22:29

I think trousers shirt too and hoping they'll have the air con on for you- good luck with it op

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